Games Played on 7/11/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: Tanner Robles pitched 5 shutout innings for Bakersfield. He allowed 5 hits, 2 walks and struck out 7. That’s a total of 11 scoreless innings in 2 starts for Robles at Bakersfield.

AAA
Louisville had the day off.

AA
Chattanooga 5 – Pensacola 1

Billy Hamilton stole 2nd base on a pitchout in his AA debut. Hamilton finished his first game 1-for-4 with an RBI triple. Josh Fellhauer had two singles in four at-bats and was the only other Blue Wahoo with more than 1 hit.

Tim Crabbe (3-6, 4.90 ERA) went 5 innings, allowing 8 hits, 3 walks and 4 runs with 5 strikeouts.

High A
Bakersfield 8 – Stockton 1

In his second start for Bakersfield, Tanner Robles held the opponent to no runs again. He allowed 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7 in these five shutout innings. That’s a total of 11 scoreless innings in 2 starts for Robles at Bakersfield.

Kyle McMyne hasn’t allowed a run since June 16, and threw a shutout inning to end this game. It was McMyne’s 9th consecutive shutout inning, spanning his last 9 appearances.

Travis Mattair has a 6-game hitting streak, going 3-for-5 with a homerun and two runs scored. Steve Selsky, Chris Berset, Niko Vasquez, and James Ewing each had two hits.

Low A
Peoria 1 – Dayton 0

Radhames Quezada (5-7, 3.50 ERA) allowed just 1 run, 2 hits and 2 walks in his 4-inning start. Wes Mugarian followed with 3 shutout innings, 2 hits, no walks, 4 strikouts.

Spencer Dickinson (2-for-4, both singles) was the lone Dragon with more than one hit. The Dragons had 5 total team hits, all singles and no walks.

Rookie
Billings 6 – Orem 3

Wagner Gomez (.300/.375/.420) was 2-for-4 with a homerun and 3 RBI. Sammy Diaz and Jon Matthews also picked up two hits.

Ismael Guillon (1-1, 3.05 ERA) pitched 5 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk and 7 strikeouts.

AZL Giants 6 – AZL Reds 5

Brayan Arias was 2-for-4 with a stolen base, a run scored and 2 RBI. Argenis Aldazoro was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Wandy Peralta started and gave up all 6 runs, 5 earned, in 3.1 innings. He allowed 9 hits, no free passes, and struck out 3. Richard McCaffrey followed with 3.2 shutout innings on 3 hits, no walks and 4 strikeouts.

7 Responses

  1. BloodyHo

    The Bats have released Dan Dorn, Daryl Jones and Joey Gathright. The Bats reassigned Bill Rhinehart to AA. Willie Harris and Felix Perez are on the DL. This leaves the Bats with just 2 active OF Phipps & Puckett and 6 active IF (Soto, Costanzo, Rodriguez, Valaika, Gregorius & Janish) on the roster. With the demotion of Rhinehart to AA, the Blue Wahoos have 6 active (I believe Yordanys Perez is being DL’d) on the roster. Something has to give. I don’t think the Reds are particularly pleased with Rodriguez IF defense. Perhaps Rodriguez will be moved to LF at Louisville or maybe LaMarre or Hunt could be promoted to AAA. LaMarre played last night for Pensacola and Hunt is pretty much the extra OF for Pensacola. Then again, maybe another option is in the works somewhere.

  2. Greg Dafler

    I did hear that about Gathright, but I didn’t realize Dorn had been released. I was always a fan of his, and thought at one time that he may carve out a Brian Daubach type career.

    Not sure why they had released/demoted so many outfielders.

    Kris Negron has been playing a lot of OF this year, so if they make no other moves, he could be in the OF tonight…except I see his player page on milb.com says that his current status is “7-day DL.” He last played on the 5th, so he wouldn’t be eligible to come back tonight. I can’t find that transaction online, though.

    Both Willie Harris and Felix Perez would be eligible to return from the 7-day DL tonight. I don’t know what the nature of their injuries are, but I’d guess that least one of them is activated for tonight’s game.

  3. rfay00

    Why did we release Dorn and Gathright?

    Xavier Paul was signed to the AAA club, he would be the new OF.

  4. Greg Dafler

    @rfay00: No idea why. Looks like you’re right about Paul…Bats OF lineup for tonight is Puckett, Phipps, Paul from left to right.

    Phipps 8
    Gregorius 6
    Rodriguez 5
    Soto 3
    Navarro 2
    Paul 9
    Janish 4
    Puckett 7
    Gustafson 1

  5. OhioJim

    One can always hope that a major house cleaning like this at AAA means moves are afoot at the MLB level that are going to result in either prospects coming or folks on the 25 man coming down.

  6. musicjoker319

    Isn’t Negron and Valaika out with knee injuries? Negron out for season and Valaika is starting rehab. I can’t see him coming back so soon in the same season on his bad knee.

    Will Stubbs be sent down or LaMarre brought up to AAA? Navarro should be on the Reds bench as a pinch hitter (switch hitter). This way Baker can pinch hit the other catcher sooner in the game when needed.

    Cairo (age is catching up), Rolen and even Valdez all could be replaced with younger players if you ask me. If you play Valdez in CF and he bats 2nd, then move Phillips up to leadoff and Cozart down in the order. Let Frazier or Bruce bat 4th. This can’t be any worse than what has happened in the first half.

    The Reds can trade bullpen pitching to get a missing piece. LeCue, Bray and Simon all have value to a team needed bullpen help. The Reds can fill in with Hoover, Smith, Joseph and also have the young stud starters who can learn from the bullpen.

  7. OhioJim

    Gathright was functionally the MLB 3rd string CF (unless one sees them going with Valdez in the primary back up role should Stubbs or Heisey go down with injury). Unless he had a release clause he exercised to look for a better opportunity, his departure might likely mean a CF type outfielder is coming into the org.